Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Vertigo, headache, fatigue with DEHYDRATION. Treatment?

Resolved Question:

My husband (47-year-old healthy, athletic, just had a physical and all was well) is experiencing severe vertigo for the first time and I have a few questions. He was getting out of bed in the middle of the night and the room was spinning and he felt like he was going to throw up. He was unable to even sit up for about 5 hours. Now he is able to carefully sit up and go to the bathroom, but has a terrible headache behind his left eye and feels fatigued and unsteady. He also has a little fullness in one ear. I have experienced vertigo before and mine is benign positional vertigo, so I know a bit about it. He has never experienced it before, though, and we are trying to figure out what caused it and how to help him get better. He thinks he is dehydrated and has been drinking lots of water. I wanted to know if it could be viral, caused by dehydration, caused by movement out of bed? We slept on a much lower mattress (on the floor) last night -- is there any way that could contribute to this? Thanks in advance for your help. He seems to be getting better, but we're wondering if he needs to see a doctor.

Category: ENT Specialist

Ask Your Own Question

Category: ENT Specialist
 30 Doctors Online

Thank you for posting your query at

Your husband is suffering from spinning sensation/ vertigo. it is associated with positional changes.
He has aural fullness and headache also.
Most likely the diagnosis is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo(BPPV) only. It is definitely not
related to dehydration or mattress height.
so to get treated BPPV first it has to confirmed by postional test(dix halpike maneuver) and if
positive it can be treated with epley's maneuver, for this you can visit local ENT specialist. he can
examined left ear also.
Other investigations can help are audiogram (hearing test) and CT Brain plain to rule out other

Hope this helps
Best regards

Dr. Sunil Jalan
Category: ENT Specialist
DAA (Diploma in asthma and allergy) : Christian Medical College, Vellore, 2012
D.N.B (ENT), 2011
Residency - M.S. (Master post graduate degree in otorhinolaryngology),  Christian Medical College, Vellore, 2009
D.L.O. (Diploma in otorhinolaryngology) - Christian Medical College, Vellore, 2007
Medical School - M.B.B.S, S.P. Medical college, Bikaner, 2004
Dr. Sunil Jalan and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation



Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news